Darwin & Wallace plans bar at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Bar and restaurant group Darwin & Wallace has announced that it is to open a new bar within the multimillion-pound Battersea Power Station development in London.

Described as an interpretation of a “local neighbourhood pub”, No29 will offer an “all-day casual bar dining experience” when it opens in 2017 in Circus West in the western end of the riverside site alongside homes, shops and other restaurants, pubs and bars.

Founded by managing director Mel Marriott and funded by The Imbiba Partnership, Darwin & Wallace is a collection of “local independent neighbourhood bars in quintessential London villages”.

It opened its first bar, No 11 Pimlico Road in 2012, followed by No 32 The Old Town in Clapham in 2014 and No 1 Duke Street in Richmond in late 2015. The group’s fourth location is set to open in Chiswick this April.

Alongside a good-quality food menu, the bars offer craft beers and classic cocktails “injected with personality”, featuring spirit infusions, house-made syrups and sherbets.

Each bar features unique design elements inspired by the local area, with No29’s design plans set to celebrate Battersea’s iconic power station which dates back to the 1930s. Darwin & Wallace is working with designers Lou Davies of Box 9 and Lionel Real de Azúa of Red Deer.

Mel said: “We are all incredibly excited to be a part of Battersea Power Station’s regeneration development and the growing community within it. Together with our team of artisans and carefully selected suppliers, we are looking forward to seeing our vision of a modern 21st-century pub, complete with unique design, food and drink paired with the spirit of Battersea, come to life in No29.”

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